What the papers say – July 20
Tensions in the Strait of Hormuz lead almost all the Saturday papers
The front pages are filled with naval concerns at the start of the weekend.
Iran “seizes” a British ship, according to The Times, while the Daily Mail says it was a “hijack”.
The Guardian says Tehran’s actions have stoked tensions in the Gulf, with The Independent also reporting on the incident.
Guardian front page, Saturday 20 July 2019: Iran stokes tensions in the Gulf by seizing British-linked oil tankers pic.twitter.com/znl8MOzSlq— The Guardian (@guardian) July 19, 2019
The situation also makes the front of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror says the Government is in “crisis talks”, which the Financial Times describes it as a “sharp escalation”.
Scamming pensioners costs British savers £4 billion, The Times reports, along with the tensions in the Strait of Hormuz.
The Sun says Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson is planning to move his partner Carrie Symonds into Downing Street if he becomes prime minister.
Meanwhile, Conservative leadership is essential to delivering Brexit, Theresa May has told the Daily Express.
Here is tomorrow's @Daily_Express #frontpage:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 19, 2019
- British oil tankers seized by #Iran as tensions rise
- EXCLUSIVE: @theresa_may gives her final Number 10 interview - says #Tories must unite to deliver #Brexit